Posts tagged arthrogryposis

A Family Transformation: Zara, Maria, and Walida

by on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 8:31 am

Maria entered the world like most other babies – arms and legs crossed over each other and her body curled up in the fetal position. But unlike other babies, Maria didn’t immediately adapt to her new environment. She didn’t kick her legs or wave her arms. Instead, she remained curled in the fetal position, her […]

Leaving familiarity for healing

by on Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:26 am

When they arrived at CURE the doctors told her she would need to dedicate all of her time to her son’s healing and therapy. She never thought twice. Laura quit her job of 14 years and left her social life and her friends to be by her son’s side through surgery and therapy.

Mary Bernard: Polio, arthrogryposis, and other unusual diseases

by on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 6:14 am

I remember when I was a kid, my mom telling me the story of a friend of hers from childhood. Polio was a common disease at that time in the US. Her friend’s mother would not let her children play outside or with other children for fear of polio. However, when her children reached school […]

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